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Why FairSearch Can't Find Anyone To Listen To Its Anti-Google Tirades

Why Intel Will Be a Mobile Loser

gigaom.com
Intel, as it’s wont to do, overnight made a splashy unveiling of a new family of processors: the Atom Z6xx series, whose chips are much more powerful than current versions but consume less power. Why the hoopla? Apparently these chips, which run at over 1.5 GHz, can be used...
Why Intel Will Be a Mobile Loser

How would you change Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109?

www.engadget.com
When we reviewed Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109, one quote sums up the essential frustration of this particular device. "There's no one huge, glaring reason to stay away; no, it's the combination of a middling CPU, unimpressive battery life and design quirks [...] that adds up to an experience that leaves...
How would you change Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109?

Why Kony 2012 Went Viral

www.readwriteweb.com
The Kony 2012 video by the U.S. non-profit Invisible Children is now the most viral video of all time. The video relies upon a very simple narrative and two opposing forces: The white American male hero wants to defeat the bad guy, Ugandan war lord Joseph Kony, and make the...
Why Kony 2012 Went Viral

What a stupid idea

dcurt.is
For some cruel reason, I keep finding myself in the position of being introduced to things in their infancy (often before they are even launched), dismissing them as stupid, and then watching them become unbelievably popular. This has happened to me at least four times. Each time I vow never...
What a stupid idea

Users Fiddle While Java Burns

readwrite.com
Despite Oracle Java being ranked among the highest risk vulnerabilities, a startling 72% of Java users are not bothering to update their software to the latest and safest versions. The results of a new study from Kaspersky Lab, which surveyed 11 million Windows users during the 2012 calendar year, lays...
Users Fiddle While Java Burns

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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This week, both of the top insightful comments come from my response to John Mellencamp's screed about the "apathy" of the entertainment industry in the face of piracy. JWW took first place with a comment that, apart from mistaking me for Mike, laid out the basic facts: Its quite simple....
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

CBS Drops Lawsuit Over Copycat Reality Show After The Market Effectively Kills The Show First

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A couple months back, we discussed CBS's lawsuit against ABC, in which it claimed that the latter's Glass House reality show infringed upon the former's Big Brother copyright in an apparent reality check to anyone that still thought copyright covered specific expression rather than an idea. At the time, we...
CBS Drops Lawsuit Over Copycat Reality Show After The Market Effectively Kills The Show First

You're hedging. When you say nightmare, how do you define that? If not by sales (40M > Win 7), is it by app counts, by profits, or something else? Essentially, a year from now, what is your criteria that validates said nightmare?

parislemon.com
Okay, fine: We'll continue to hear talk of disappointing internal numbers. The continued dominance of other tablets. Businesses bitching about the software. General consumer apathy. The continued decline of the PC market. More talk of the "Blue" project to try to course-correct. Earnings misses. Stock continues to stagnate or drops....
You're hedging. When you say nightmare, how do you define that? If not by sales (40M > Win 7), is it by app counts, by profits, or something else? Essentially, a year from now, what is your criteria that validates said nightmare?

With Curation, Social Tools, and Delivery, HipSwap Lays Down the Gauntlet in the Local Listings War

pandodaily.com
The war is on, and the battlefield is “local listings.” We’ve previously written about the apathy and innovation-squashing ways of market incumbent Craigslist. It was one too many bad experiences with the online classifieds marketplace that led Rob Kramer and Andrew Skinner to launch HipSwap in March of this year...
With Curation, Social Tools, and Delivery, HipSwap Lays Down the Gauntlet in the Local Listings War

Facebook's Latest Move Shows How Hard It Is To Get People To Check In (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Facebook might have found a way to get people to use a long-neglected feature: check-ins, where you announce to your friends where you are. It is testing a new service that offers local businesses free Wi-Fi through a router. To get online, customers must either check in using Facebook or get a...
Facebook's Latest Move Shows How Hard It Is To Get People To Check In (FB)
Nintendo ends its apathy toward online-services

Sequoia sinks $5M in FutureAdvisor to transform how people manage investments

www.geekwire.com
FutureAdvisor co-founder Bo Lu Sequoia Capital is investing $5 million in FutureAdvisor, a two-year-old Seattle startup that’s looking to transform the way people choose their investments. Total funding in the company, a graduate of the startup incubator Y Combinator, now stands at $6 million. In addition to the funding, the company is...
Sequoia sinks $5M in FutureAdvisor to transform how people manage investments

Write Your Paper or the Internet Sees Your Embarrassing Duckface Photos

www.betabeat.com
Duckface. (flickr.com/mr_encyclopedia) Procrastination has only gotten worse since the advent of the Internet; how did people even justify avoiding work prior to that slow slide into a Wikipedia k-hole? Our fast-encroaching apathy is why it's great that we now have Aherk, an app that blackmails you if you don't complete a specified...
Write Your Paper or the Internet Sees Your Embarrassing Duckface Photos

Why Do Generation X Americans Not Care About Climate Change?

www.theatlantic.com
Among Americans who grew up with MTV and grunge, a campaign of disinformation has created deep apathy about our warming planet....
Why Do Generation X Americans Not Care About Climate Change?

Why AMD’s ultrathin notebooks are doomed to fail

www.extremetech.com
Thin is in, just in case you haven’t noticed. It’s hard not to, with Apple pushing its newly refreshed MacBook Air models to the masses and Intel counter-punching with an ultrabook form factor for Windows-based PCs (all the while serving both sides, just like a boxing promoter). Wondering where Advanced...
Why AMD’s ultrathin notebooks are doomed to fail

The Apathy Epidemic: Why your startup will suck you dry

pandodaily.com
With entrepreneurs, there’s rarely a lack of drive, at least in the beginning. After a while, though, as your idea matures into an actual startup, apathy can rears its ugly head. Almost every entrepreneur experiences this, though is usually loathe to admit it. It might present itself as a...
The Apathy Epidemic: Why your startup will suck you dry

Review: LiveCode Community is open-source HyperCard for the 21st century

www.pcworld.com
Many years ago, there was HyperCard, included free with the Macintosh in the late 1980s. It got a lot of attention because it was one of the first tools that made it trivial to create GUI applications. Apple couldn't figure out how to properly market or position it, so...
Review: LiveCode Community is open-source HyperCard for the 21st century

Users will always pay dearly when Facebook votes with its wallet

www.guardian.co.uk
Facebook is not democratic - it is part of the corporatocracy. If you don't like it, your only option is to stop using the siteFollowing a charade with a farce, Facebook has ended one of the most cynical corporate stunts in years. After a week of user "voting" about corporate...
Users will always pay dearly when Facebook votes with its wallet

Craigslist is Squashing Innovation, and We’re Letting It Happen

pandodaily.com
Craigslist is famous for its apathy toward design and product innovation. Founder Craig Newman recently explained the glacial pace of innovation in response to a Quora question, saying, “We’re a community driven site, and innovate in response to that.” What he won’t say is that the classifieds site operator isn’t...
Craigslist is Squashing Innovation, and We’re Letting It Happen

New Consumer Reports Study Says Facebook Users are Cranking Up Their Privacy Settings, Finally

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All your data are belong to us. (flickr.com/gpaumier) Remember the halcyon days of Facebook, when no one was concerned with who might peep on their drunken pictures and angsty missives, and discussions of privacy settings were met with a mix of dismissiveness and apathy? Those days are quickly becoming a...
New Consumer Reports Study Says Facebook Users are Cranking Up Their Privacy Settings, Finally

'Curiosity' Killed The Apathy? #fundNASA Crowdfunding Plea Goes Viral

techcrunch.com
Many of us right now are wide-eyed with the latest images from NASA’s Curiosity mission to Mars — so much so that, as Europe wakes up from its live-TV Olympics 100-meter sprint slumber, it looks like that site is occasionally crashing from traffic. Now, another, important idea is just starting...
'Curiosity' Killed The Apathy? #fundNASA Crowdfunding Plea Goes Viral

The Facebook democracy is officially dead

venturebeat.com
The results of Facebook’s latest policy vote are in: Facebook’s failed voting system is no more. While the vast majority of users sought to save the system, only 670,000 users actually voted. This number, while double the previous vote’s turnout, wasn’t anywhere near the 300 million votes needed to make the results binding....
The Facebook democracy is officially dead

From Addiction to Apathy: The Five Stages of Foursquare Use | Popwise | Fast Company

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From Addiction to Apathy: The Five Stages of Foursquare Use | Popwise | Fast Company

John Mellencamp: Thou Shalt Not Permit The Internet To Derail Our Gravy Train

www.techdirt.com
We've written about John Mellencamp's anti-internet rants before, but this latest one doesn't just take the cake, it takes the whole bakery and turns it into a reality show on the Learning Channel, but with more melodrama and an even looser definition of learning. There's almost too much to unpack...
John Mellencamp: Thou Shalt Not Permit The Internet To Derail Our Gravy Train

Yahoo Considering "Significant Acquisitions." If You Were Marissa Mayer, What Would You Buy?

www.fastcompany.com
Would you go for something in the social media sphere, boost your mobile performance or spring for something less showy and more back end-y? (Back end-y are totally real words, btw!) Yahoo, never far from the news at the moment, is now making it for a whole new reason....
Yahoo Considering "Significant Acquisitions." If You Were Marissa Mayer, What Would You Buy?

RIM CEO hopes carriers do for BlackBerry 10 what they once did for Android

gigaom.com
If you think you had a crazy year, put yourself in Thorsten Heins’ shoes. The CEO of Research in Motion was dropped into the middle of a “crisis” (his word) in January when he assumed control of one of the pioneering mobile companies of our time in the midst of...
RIM CEO hopes carriers do for BlackBerry 10 what they once did for Android

Windows Phone exec exits five months after being poached from Samsung

www.engadget.com
Microsoft's Gavin Kim was a high-profile capture for Redmond, as it poached the former Samsung and Motorola exec to bolster its Windows Phone marketing team. Now, just five months into the job, he's departing after marshaling the "Smoked by Windows Phone" campaign into the world. The company wouldn't go...
Windows Phone exec exits five months after being poached from Samsung

The 50 new radicals

www.guardian.co.uk
Last autumn the Observer joined forces with Nesta to find examples of inspirational Britons improving the lives of people and communities across the country in radical and creative ways. Here's how we arrived at the 50 visionary projects Tell us who we missedLast November, the National Endowment for Science, Technology...
The 50 new radicals

FlashPlayer 10.1 for Android: We’ve Been Waiting a Decade for This?

technologizer.com
Until now, nearly all the folks who have expressed an opinion about the weighty matter of Apple’s refusal to allow Adobe’s Flash onto the iPhone (including me) have had one thing in common: They’ve never used Flash on any smartphone. But Google is pushing out Android 2.2 “Froyo,” an upgrade...
FlashPlayer 10.1 for Android: We’ve Been Waiting a Decade for This?
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